Your success and greatness will boil down to talent and ability, no doubt about it. These two will come with time. To help you accelerate Greatness we bring you the best PRODUCTIVITY and PROCRASTINATION QUOTES Collection.
101 Productivity and Procrastination Quotes For Accelerated Greatness
1. “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” ― NAPOLEON HILL
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — WALT DISNEY
3. “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something.” — E. L. SIMPSON
4. “It is not enough to be busy… The question is: what are we busy about?” — HENRY DAVID THOREAU
“Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow.” ― GERALD VAUGHAN
6. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
7. “The greatest thief this world has ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large.” ― JOSH BILLINGS
8. “Both good and bad days should end with productivity. You mood affairs should never influence your work.” — GREG EVANS
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” — EVA YOUNG
10. “Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.” — WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
“Procrastination is the thief of time.” ― EDWARD YOUNG
12. “If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.” ― SAMUEL BUTLER
13. “Procrastination is the kidnapper of souls and the recruiting-officer of hell.” ― EDWARD IRVING
14. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” — STEPHEN KING
“Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ― VICTOR KIAM
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You will finally be able to look back on memories of obstacles and triumph, that much is certain. Though this too takes time.
But eventually, you will perfect your habits, planning and execution through trial, error and adaptation. Fact. But again, only after enough time has passed.
So how much time are you willing to waste? Productivity or procrastination, what is it going to be today?
For all our complaining, we must admit that on a fundamental level life has tried to be fair, doling out the exact same amount of time for each human being: 24 HRS in a day. How we use this time is completely up to us. Those that come out on top of that are willing to outwork the competition.
Do you get it? You have no excuses. No one is going to feel sorry for all that time you chose to squander.
It is time to recalibrate your value system. Time to spend less time in front of SportsCenter or whichever Housewives you surrender your life to. Build new habits. Dedicate your life to you. Now and always.
Information changes situations, never stop learning.
Kindness is work done on character, lend a helping hand. Often.
A lack of preparation is a preparation to fail, always plan.
But if you do need a break, take one. Make it quick. Don’t get sluggish and stop being sloppy. Your knowledge and experiences accumulate to sharpen your expertise and widen your possibilities. Why not improve as often as you can? What is your excuses this time?
In a world teeming with knowledge, being bored is a failure of character. Choose productivity. Close the gap between your goals and where you are with constant work, it pays off.
The less you procrastinate, the more valuable you become – that simple. So why does it not consume you to the point of madness to be the very best you can be? You have something better to do? Aren’t you worth the time and effort? Ok. Keep procrastinating.
Let laziness become a regret. Or you can just get it over with, all those things that need to be done. Organize. Schedule. Prioritize. Focus. Decide. Act. This life is your personal chunk of time, your to do with as you see fit. But heed, when all else is said and done, there will be no one else to blame. Do not procrastinate.
16. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” — JOHN F. KENNEDY
17. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” — NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
18. “The world is full of human lobsters; men stranded on the rocks of indecision and procrastination, who, instead of putting forth their own energies, are waiting for some grand billow of good fortune to set them afloat.” ― ORISON SWETT MARDEN
19. “Vagueness and procrastination are ever a comfort to the frail in spirit.” ― JOHN UPDIKE
20. “I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.” — PEARL S. BUCK
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” ― DAVID ALLEN
22. “Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
23. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” — GENE HAYDEN
24. “Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” — DOUGLAS R. HOFSTADTER
25. “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” ― DENZEL WASHINGTON
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — FRANCIS OF ASSISI
27. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” — WILLIAM JAMES
28. “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.” — DENIS WAITLEY
“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.” ― DON MARQUIS
30. “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” ― BRUCE LEE
31. “Procrastination has been called a thief, — the thief of time. I wish it were no worse than a thief. It is a murderer, and that which it kills is not time merely, but the immortal soul.” ― WILLIAM NEVINS
32. “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely.” — KIM LYONS
33. “Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” ― CHRISTOPHER PARKER
34. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” — ALBERT EINSTEIN
“You may delay, but time will not.” — BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
36. “There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” — C.J. WALKER
37. “Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” ― LORD CHESTERFIELD
“Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.” — JOHN RANDOLPH
39. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” — OLIN MILLER
40. “The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today.” — NOLAN BUSHNELL
41. “I think the way to solve the problem of procrastination is to let delight pull you instead of making a to-do list push you.” ― PAUL GRAHAM
42. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The Sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus” ― ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
43. “Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “someday I’ll’ philosophy”.” ― DENIS WAITLEY
44. “All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.” — PLATO
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” — KAREN LAMB
46. “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” — MICHAEL LANDON
47. “Procrastination is my sin. It brings me nought but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will tomorrow!” ― GLORIA PITZER
48. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” — HENRY FORD
49. “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.” ― WAYNE GRETZKY
50. “Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it.” ― THEODORE ROOSEVELT
51. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. SCOTT PECK
“Ordinary people think merely of spending time, great people think of using it.” — ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER
53. “Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.” ― MASON COOLEY
54. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — STEVE JOBS
55. “Procrastination is illogical from every viewpoint. It is like the man who wanted to cross the stream, so he sat on the bank to wait for all the water to run by.” ― VERNON HOWARD
56. “How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?” — WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
57. “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” ― SAINT AUGUSTINE
58. “If there are nine rabbits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one.” — JACK MA
“Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” — HARRY A. HOPF
60. “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” ― FRANZ KAFKA
61. “Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” — IDA SCOTT TAYLOR
62. “While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.” — HENRY LINK
63. “The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind -jump in.” — CHARLES R. SWINDOLL
64. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — STEPHEN COVEY
“Stop talking. Start walking.” — L.M. HEROUX
66. “Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” — TONY ROBBINS
67. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
68. “Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.” — PETER DRUCKER
69. One of the greatest labour-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” — VINCENT T. FOSS
70. “The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination, those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. They’re full of eagerness, zest, productivity. You can be, too.” — NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
71. “Time wasted is existence; used is life.” — EDWARD YOUNG
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” — PICASSO
73. “Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea? Nothing!” — DONALD GARDNER
74. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.” — OPRAH WINFREY
75. “Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.” — DAVID ALLEN
76. “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” — WARREN BUFFETT
77. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” — ABRAHAM LINCOLN
78. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” — MICHAEL JORDAN
79. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” — ALEXANDRE GRAHAM BELL
“Never mistake motion for action.” — ERNEST HEMINGWAY
81. “He who hesitates is a damned fool.” — MAE WEST
82. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” ― PAUL J. MEYER
83. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” — LEE IACOCCA
84. “Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.” — CATERINA FAKE
85. “Procrastination is a way for us to be satisfied with second-rate results; we can always tell ourselves we’d have done a better job if only we’d had more time. If you’re good at rationalizing, you can keep yourself feeling rather satisfied this way, but it’s a cheap happy. You’re whittling your expectations of yourself down lower and lower.” — RICHARD O’CONNER
“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” — TIM FERRISS
87. “It was my fear of failure that first kept me from attempting the masterwork. Now, I’m beginning what I could have started ten years ago. But I’m happy at least that I didn’t wait twenty years.” — PAULO COELHO
88. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” — THOMAS WATSON
89. “We shall never have more time. We have and have always had, all the time there is. No object is served in waiting until next week or even until tomorrow. Keep going day in and day out. Concentrate on something useful. Having decided to achieve a task, achieve it at all costs.” — ARNOLD BENNETT
90. “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” — GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
“We are so scared of being judged that we look for every excuse to procrastinate.” — ERICA JONG
92. “There’s a tendency to mistake preparation for productivity. You can prepare all you want, but if you never roll the dice you’ll never be successful.” — SHIA LABEOUF
93. “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” — SYNDEY SMITH
94. “The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” — DENNIS WAITLEY
95. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” — ABRAHAM LINCOLN
96. “Don’t confuse the urgent with the important.” — PRESTON NI
“How soon not now, becomes never.” — MARTIN LUTHER
98. “Few ever lived to old age, and fewer still ever became distinguished, who was not in the habit of early rising.” — JOHN TODD
99. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” — PABLO PICASSO
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” — NAPOLEON HILL
101.“Delay not to seize the hour!” — AESCHYLUS